The Centre for Human Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Rights Unit, seeks a proficient Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant to conduct an in-depth assessment of its Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa programme. The programme is a postgraduate academic project, consisting of a Masters, doctoral and post-doctoral studies.
Application Deadline: 24 November 2023
Established in 2015, the programme is aimed at:
- Cultivating influential leaders capable of driving societal transformation on sexual and reproductive rights
- Enhancing public awareness of sexual and reproductive rights.
- Increasing the public’s understanding of these critical rights.
- Strengthening the capacity of groups, networks, and organizations advocating for sexual and reproductive rights, including the rights of women and sexual minorities.
- Advancing the reproductive and sexual rights of individuals and communities.
- Combating discrimination and stigma surrounding sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Influencing interventions in sexual and reproductive health and rights at both national and regional levels.
- Shaping policymaking in sexual and reproductive health and rights, both nationally and regionally.
Objectives of the Evaluation
The evaluation aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the programme’s effectiveness, relevance, and impact over the period of its existence.
Specifically, the evaluation seeks to:
- Assess the overall effectiveness of the Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa Masters programme in achieving its stated goals and objectives.
- Determine the relevance of the programme’s curriculum and content in addressing the current challenges and needs related to sexual and reproductive rights in Africa.
- Evaluate the quality of teaching, learning, and student outcomes.
- Identify areas for programme improvement and provide actionable recommendations for programme enhancement.
- Evaluate the programme’s impact on graduates, and their contributions to the field of sexual and reproductive rights in Africa.
Scope of Work:
The M&E consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- Desk Review: Carefully examine programme documentation, curriculum, reports, and other pertinent materials.
- Data Collection: Conduct comprehensive surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions involving programme stakeholders, including students, faculty, alumni, and partners.
- Data Analysis: Employ both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to assess programme effectiveness, relevance, and impact.
- Report Writing: Craft a thorough evaluation report, presenting clear findings, well-substantiated conclusions, and practical recommendations.
- Presentation: Effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to programme stakeholders.
The consultant will deliver the following:
- Inception Report: Provide a detailed work plan and methodology within two weeks of contract commencement.
- Draft Evaluation Report: Share a comprehensive preliminary report for review and feedback.
- Final Evaluation Report: Deliver a well-structured final report that incorporates feedback and provides actionable recommendations.
The evaluation is expected to conclude within the timeframe specified upon the contract’s initiation.
The M&E consultant should possess the following qualifications:
- A qualification in a relevant field.
- Extensive experience in conducting programme evaluations, especially in education or reproductive health.
- Proficiency in M&E methodologies and tools.
- Exceptional data analysis and report writing skills.
- An in-depth understanding of the African human rights context
- Demonstrable knowledge of sexual and reproductive rights.
- A back ground in law and/or human rights specialisation, as well as prior experience assessing academic programs, will be a strong advantage.
Interested consultants are encouraged to submit an application consisting of:
- A cover letter
- A detailed technical and financial proposal, with a clear proposed timeline of the evaluation,
- A curriculum Vitae , and
- A sample of a similar evaluation undertaken in the past.
Due to the high volume of applications anticipated, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.